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Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Bilkent University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture (FADA).

About Bilkent and FADA: Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, is one of the best known Turkish universities; in recent rankings it is listed 28th in Times Higher Education’s 100 Under 50 list of the world’s best young universities. Bilkent University is a non-profit university that is supported by its own endowment. Bilkent is a vibrant international community; faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. FADA currently accommodates over 1400 undergraduate students  in six departments: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Communication and Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, and  Urban Design and Landscape Architecture.   At present, five graduate programs exist in various subjects leading to MS, MFA and PhD degrees.

The Dean will have a distinguished academic record and an international standing in his or her field. He/she will be an exceptional leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a vision for a faculty with diverse interests. There will be opportunity of hiring new staff at both junior and senior levels in all departments, with an eye both to advancing research, artistic and design activity, and developing new and existing academic programs. International candidates are encouraged to apply as speaking Turkish is not a requirement for this position.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health and retirement benefits as well as subsidized private school for faculty members’ dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Evaluation of applications and nominations will begin on May 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, with a complete curriculum vitae, should be sent to Professor Zeki  Kuruoğlu  (Chair of the FADA Dean Search Committee),  kuruoglu@bilkent.edu.tr for initial confidential screening.